Hindman in Knott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Morgan's Last Raid
On tragic last Kentucky raid, CSA Gen. John H. Morgan and Raiders entered state June 1, 1864. Moved through here. Took Mt. Sterling June 8, lost it on 9th, then took Lexington on 10th, and Cynthiana on the 11th. Next day USA under Gen. S.G. Burbridge defeated CSA. Morgan retreated reaching Virginia June 20. Map other side. Raiders never recovered from this reverse.
Confederate Raids and Invasions and a Federal Retreat in Kentucky.
(Map of Military Actions in Kentucky)
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 624.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 19.909′ N, 82° 59.735′ W. Marker is in Hindman, Kentucky, in Knott County. Marker is on W. Main Street (State Highway 550) 0.2 miles west of Amburgey Branch Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located on the south side of Highway 550 between Mountain Memory Gardens cemetery and Hindman Elementary School. Marker is in this post office area: Hindman KY 41822, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles Carl Dewey Perkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); County Named, 1884 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pioneer Educator (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. Josiah H. Combs, 1886-1960 / Folk Music Scholar (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hindman Settlement School (approx. one mile away); Alice Lloyd College (approx. 4.1 miles away); Carr Creek Center (approx. 7.1 miles away); Cordia School (approx. 7.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hindman.
Also see . . . Battle of Cynthiana - Wikipedia entry. A description of the battle and Union victory that ended Morganís last Kentucky raid. (Submitted on June 13, 2015.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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